Community film premier, based on Akiko Mikamo’s book, about survivor’s message of resiliency and love to the next generations for peace.
WHEN: April 12 (W) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
WHERE: The UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas – Hazard Center
7510 Hazard Center Drive #100
San Diego, CA 92108
TICKET: $12 general admission, $10 students/Mexico residents/JFG & VFP members (to cover a part of the venue cost)
The ticket sale link will be sent in March.
6:30pm Registration & Greetings
6:50pm-8:30pm The film screening and Talk Show with:
Akiko Mikamo, Executive Producer & Author of “8:15,” president of San Diego-WISH, 2014 recipient of The World Peace Award at House of Lords in UK by the World Peace & Prosperity Foundation
J.R. Heffelfinger, Director of “8:15 Hiroshima”
Nini Le Huynh, Producer of “8:15 Hiroshima,” Actress/Producer (“House of Cards” “Dark of the Night” and many more)
Mike Kawamura, Hiroshima survivor/former president of Kyocera Europe and Kyocera Brazil, Executive Advisor of San Diego-WISH, KPBS Local Hero Award recipient
Dr. Joshua Torres, Professor of International Relations at Autonomous University of Baja California, Vice President of San Diego-WISH
THE FILM: Directed by J.R. Heffelfinger
“8:15 Hiroshima | From Father to Daughter” is a 51 minute documentary/narrative hybrid film (directed by J.R. Heffelfinger) based on AkikoMikamo’s book “8:15 – A True Story of Survival and Forgiveness from Hiroshima” (the original title was “Rising from the Ashes” and is also available in Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Polish, and German).
The film won the Audience Award at the 2020 Nashville Film Festival (Oscar qualifying film festival) and was an official selection at the Nashville FF, Association of Asian Studies Film Expo, and Hiroshima International Film Festival.
It illustrates Akiko’s father Shinji’s actual experiences of Hiroshima as a teen at only 3/4 mile from the epicenter of the first atomic bomb explosion over mankind in 1945, and his miraculous survival, love for humanity, and message for world peace, also revealing a shocking event in modern days, discovered in NYC.
Produced in the USA in 2020, Cinescope size, Dolby 5.1ch surround sounds, filmed with a 5K camera in NYC and Hiroshima, in English with Japanese subtitles (reenactments are in Japanese with English subtitles).
More info on the film:
More info on the book:
“8:15 – A True Story of Survival and Forgiveness from Hiroshima” (by Akiko Mikamo, available in English, Spanish, Italian, German, Polish, and Japanese)